EU pushes for further action to protect Ukrainian and Belarusian journalists

EU pushes for further action to protect Ukrainian and Belarusian journalists

June 22, 2022

On 21 June, the General Affairs Council of the European Union invited member states to support independent and exiled journalists and media professionals from Ukraine and Belarus.

In its conclusions, the Council suggests enhancing the protection and safety of journalists and media professionals around the world in relevant multilateral fora, in bilateral relations and in international initiatives.  

The Council also invited member states and the European Commission to provide support – for instance through professional, financial, social and legal assistance – to independent and exiled journalists and media professionals, particularly from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia.

Member states agreed to exchange best practices as regards the implementation of the measures and to take stock of the implementation of the conclusions in 2025.

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